Workshops explore creation of art in different ways

The Best Times Digital Edition

August 19, 2021

A picture is worth a thousand words and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Those longing to create are invited to a series of one-day workshops, each with a different way of looking at or creating art hosted by Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Program.

Workshop topics include an introduction to the elements such as color, form, line, shape, space, texture and value with each element being explored in a related art exercise or project. That workshop takes place on Sept. 20.

Participants can practice the blending of a variety of paper, images, words and mediums to create their masterpiece in the Collage Workshop on Sept. 27. In the Art as Play Workshop on Oct. 4, students will use mediums and techniques from childhood to “play” and learn to open-up to create art for the sheer joy of the experience.

To round out the topics, a Who Am I Workshop on Oct. 18 will invite participants to discover new ways to create a self-portrait, whether it be abstract, realistic or something out of this world!

All workshops, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will take place on Mondays at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park.

The cost for each 2½-hour workshops is $15 for Johnson County residents and $17 for nonresidents. For more information or to register by phone, call 913-831-3359 or online at